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Title The politics of species : reshaping our relationships with other animals / edited by R. Corbey, Tilburg University and Leiden University, the Netherlands and A. Lanjouw, Arcus Foundation
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 295 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : between exploitation and respectful coexistence / Raymond Corbey and Annette Lanjouw -- Part I. Moving beyond speciesism. 1. Who lives, who dies, and why? : How speciesism undermines compassionate conservation and social justice / Marc Bekoff -- 2. The rights of sentient beings : moving beyond old and new speciesism / Joan Dunayer -- 3. Indexically yours : why being human is more like being here than like being water / David Livingstone Smith -- 4. Apeism and racism : reasons and remedies / Edouard Machery -- 5. "Race" and species in the post-World War II United Nations discourse on human rights / Raymond Corbey -- 6. Addressing the animal-industrial complex / Richard Twine. Part II. Sentience and agency -- 7. Humans, dolphins and moral inclusivity / Lori Marino -- 8. The expression of grief in monkeys, apes and other animals / Barbara King -- 9. Great ape mindreading : what's at stake? / Kristin Andrews -- 10. Intersubjective engagements without theory of mind : a cross-species comparison / Daniel Hutto -- 11. "Unnatural behavior" : obstacle or insight at the species interface? / Lucy Birkett and William McGrew -- 12. Animals as persons in Sumatra / Jet Bakels -- 13. Interspecies love : being and becoming with a common ant, Ectatomma ruidum (Roger) / Eben Kirksey -- Part III. Toward respectful coexistence 14. Social minds and social selves : redefining the human-alloprimate interface / Agustín Fuentes -- 15. The human-macaque interface in the Sulawesi Highlands / Erin Riley -- 16. The fabric of life : linking conservation and welfare / Annette Lanjouw -- 17. Home flocks : deindustrial domestications on the coop tour / Molly Mullin -- 18. Entangled empathy : an alternative approach to animal ethics / Lori Gruen -- 19. Extending human research protections to non-human animals / Hope Ferdowsian and Chong Choe -- 20. The capacity of non-human animals for legal personhood and legal rights / Steven Wise -- Afterword / Jon Stryker -- References -- Index
Summary "The assumption that humans are cognitively and morally superior to other animals is fundamental to social democracies and legal systems worldwide. It legitimises treating members of other animal species as inferior to humans. The last few decades have seen a growing awareness of this issue, as evidence continues to show that individuals of many other species have rich mental, emotional and social lives. Bringing together leading experts from a range of disciplines, this volume identifies the key barriers to a definition of moral respect that includes nonhuman animals. It sets out to increase concern, empathy and inclusiveness by developing strategies that can be used to protect other animals from exploitation in the wild and from suffering in captivity. The chapters link scientific data with normative and philosophical reflections, offering unique insight into controversial issues around the ethical, political and legal status of other species"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-283) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Animal rights.
Human beings.
Human rights.
Form Electronic book
Author Corbey, Raymond, 1954- editor
Lanjouw, Annette, editor
ISBN 110741668X (electronic bk.)
1107419352 (electronic bk.)
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